The court was sitting to hear an appeal against a ruling by the high court to the effect that the DTB Kenya, a parent company of Diamond Trust Bank-Uganda, was not registered to do business in Uganda, nor appoint DTB Uganda as an agent to collect debts owed to the Kenyan bank by Kiggundu.
DTB's lawyer told the Principal Judge that they have an intended appeal which will be rendered useless in the event that they refund the monies before its hearing, adding that the entire banking sector shall suffer substantial and irreparable loss.
They are complaining about a number of alleged unjustified circumstances in which Zeija issued directives without granting Kiggundu a right to be heard as the interested party. The lawyers led by Fred Muwema say that the actions appeared to hijack the Judicial process and affect fairness in the administration of Justice.
Principal Judge, Dr Flavian Zeija issued the interim orders on Tuesday in the presence of the bank's lawyer Kiryowa Kiwanuka and Usama Sebuufu. Kiggundu’s lawyer who has since been served wasn’t present in the court.